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“A Dog Lover's Dream” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cypress Inn
Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Dog Lover's Dream”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Carmel is a dog friendly town, but the epitome of dog friendly is the Cypress Inn. My guess is that most of the guests have dogs and you can bring them almost anywhere. All are well behaved and it is easy to make friends and have conversations with other dog owners. The rooms are nice the staff is great.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sacramento
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We didn't stay here since they require a 2 night stay on weekends, but we had drinks and later dinner. The lounge was very cozy and relaxing with plenty of dogs around.The hotel is very clean and does not smell like dogs at all. This was our first trip with our little dog and had so much fun!! Dinner was outside on the patio since we didn't have a reservation(could have eaten inside) so it was a little chilly. There were only 2 other couples outside so we had the place to ourselves. It was beautiful with the twinkle lights and flowers. The waitress was wonderful and we had a great time talking with her. Hopefully we can stay here next time.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stewartsville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

We booked this place while staying in a pathetic hotel in town. We needed to get out of a poor hotel and booked it and moved the next morning. What a pleasant surprise! Great staff that could not be more helpful and professional. Worked out the logistics for 3 individual rooms for 3 nights. We stayed in room 215 and if you can swing it do it. The lobby is great as was the restaurant. The breakfast was great, food fresh and plenty of choices. I would recommend this hotel and in fact I booked it again in February for 5 nights. The place is dog friendly and there were plenty of them but they all seemed well behaved. My only complaint was that the wall were a little thin and at times you could hear your neighbor but don't let this detract from your stay. It was well worth it.

Room Tip: The front of the hotel rooms were very nice.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robert S
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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

A lovingly maintained property within easy walking distance of Carmel's shops, restaurants, and beach. Cozy living room with fireplace, lots of comfy chairs, and guitar player in the evening. Beautiful outdoor patio. Pet friendly; when we were there all of the dogs were very well behaved. Very nice continental breakfast in the lounge (complimentary); in addition to cereals, muffins, oatmeal, pastries, eggs and breakfast potatoes were available/ Rooms are small but elegant, luxurious bed linens and very nice amentities. Terry's lounge is great for a casual meal or snack. Service was nice EXCEPT any mention of parking was met with a scolding lecture. They have only 9 parking spaces and way more rooms. Guests are left to their own devices to find a spot (we parked by the beach during the day then parked in a 2 hour spot near the hotel in the late afternoon; cars are not ticketed until 10 am in the morning. Both the front desk clerk and front valet became extremely rude with us in response to any question about parking. I booked 3 rooms; 2 of which were for senior citizens (over 80 years old). If they cannot offer any assistance, I understand. But it is not necessary to be rude and combative to guests who are asking a polite question. There is no air conditioning or heating. Space heaters are available and the windows open for fresh air. Carmel has very mild temperatures year round but if you catch a hot or cold spell (which happens) this would be uncomfortable.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms facing the street - it is very noisy in the morning!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

if you are looking for pet friendly, amazing staff, wonderful dining, and four different dining, lounge, courtyard, restaurant venues to experience, then Cypress Inn is the best. We have been coming for several years and brought our dog with us this time (our last pet hated flying). While most of the town loves dogs, I don't think anyone does it better than Cypress Inn. We all felt very pampered! The ambiance with all the other dogs and people creates a great environment for mingling with other doggie folks while sipping your cocktail, all in a very civilized setting! It's also centrally located to everything downtown and the beach.Our favorite place, and the only place we will stay in Carmel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KASLilly
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scottsdale az
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed at a nearby cottage that was lovely but so sorry we didn't stay here. But we did spend time at the Cypress Inn. The bar was fantastic with the best bartender. I believe his name was Drago. He was so entertaining and is a real "mixologist". He created a wonderful drink menu which lists all the old time drinks the way they were made in the 40s and 50s. I had an original whiskey sour made with egg whites and hubby really enjoyed an original manhattan and stormy sky. The whole bar experience was very enjoyable. Although dogs are not allowed in the bar, they are everywhere else at the resort and its the great for dog lovers. All the dogs were well behaved and the dogs were sitting in the lounge listening to the entertainment along with their people. On our next visit to Carmel, we are definitely staying here. I had read a couple negative reviews before we planned our trip but now I realize they were probably people who don't care for dogs. I also loved seeing the old Doris Day movies on the TV in the bar. When sports fans wanted the TV changed, the bartender accommodated. But when there's no sports worth watching, I loved seeing Doris Day movies.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank barneysmom99
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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Hotel staff- courteous, helpful
Rooms- clean, quiet (#225), spacious with living room suite, easy elevator access
Food- breakfast was delicious, dinner was very good
Pet friendly- amazing!!! Our pup was treated like a person, ate all meals with us, sat with us everywhere, no doggie smell, floors clean
Parking- easy-not as big an issue as others have mentioned
Location-excellent, close to everything

Room Tip: 225-very nice suite, large living room, easy elevator access, quiet courtyard to relax in, room was...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank LBA26
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Additional Information about Cypress Inn

Property: Cypress Inn
Address: Lincoln and seventh, PO Box y, Carmel, CA 93921
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Carmel
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Carmel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Carmel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cypress Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Approaching the Cypress Inn, just steps away from Ocean Avenue, the beautiful Mediterranean façade offers visitors a warm welcome. As our hotel staff greets you, the charming garden courtyard and tastefully detailed atmosphere beckon you to relaxation. Come and experience the wonderful hospitality at this perfect retreat in Carmel-by-the-sea. ... more   less 
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